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five days before the election. the latest round of nbc news wall street journal polls show the president leading in iowa, wisconsin, and new hampshire. but it is still very close. let me bring in washington post columnist dana millbank and molly ball. good morning. >> good morning. >> hi. >> let's start by talking about the president's response to the hurricane. a poll shows 78% view his response positively. what do you think, dana? is this helping him? >> well, i think it's sort of unseenly to try to gauge out who benefits from human tragedy. certainly, whoever is in charge, if it's the president, if he doesn't have a hurricane katrina response, there's going to be some rallying effect whenever there's a national crisis. this seems to have benefitted the president. he hasn't made any obvious mistakes. now, of course, there's still a bit of time, but i think by the time people become disenchanted with the response, that'll be sometime after the election day. so it does appear that mother nature is voting democratic this year. >> well, the images of the president and chris c
election in ohio? >> it always is. this is the heartland of america and even when the economy isn't as big as it is this year, in ohio in particular, it's about those working class voters and whether they think that one candidate or the other is providing them with a better future. and this has been a very stable race in ohio. largely because of the senator who is taking the podium soon, sherrod brown. this is one of the hidden stories of ohio. we've heard a lot about the auto bailout being successful here. sherrod brown is still a very powerful organization of working class democrats who in the past have sometimes gone republican. this year, they're holding obama up is making him look pretty good in ohio is that he's got these working class white voters that he lacks in some other states. >> well, it is interesting, aaron, when i was talking to both the romney and obama campaign folks here in columbus yesterday, they said they're going to be watching not suburban columbus, but cuyahoga county and a lot of those working class voters, of course, also african-american voters, but they're loo
house. >> the election will take care of itself next week. right now our number one priority is to make sure that we are saving lives. >> i want to bring in perry bacon and lynn sweet, washington bureau chief for "the chicago sun-times." good morning. >> good morning. >> every word is being used for a political priss sxm thm and t not lost on david axelrod. >> we're obviously going to lose a bunch of campaign time, but that's what has to be and we'll try to make it up on the back end. so for us, it's not a matter of optics. it's a matter of a responsibility and governor romney can decide for himself what he wants to do. >> having said that, lynn, you cannot ignore the calendar. we're a week from election day. what are the stakes for this election? >> well, the highest, if it disrupts early voting and absentee balloting that each of the campaigns that counted on in the early states. it appears at the very first brush here that that may not have as high an impact since most of the damage is concentrated in other areas and new york state which is seen as safe for obama. mainly for scheduli
destruction and meeting with people affected. but six days before the election this is also being viewed through a political lens. governor chris christie, a romney surrogate, will show the president the destruction, while new york mayor michael bloomberg politely declined a visit. this morning the president got a substantial briefing on what's happening and the federal support that's being provided for the recovery. some are calling this a commander in chief moment. but at the very least, this hurricane has complicated a very close presidential race. take a look at the latest national polls of the president obama has just a one-point lead among likely voters. three new swing state polls show the president still in the lead, although with a margin that is shrinking in florida, virginia and ohio. and instead of campaigning, the president went to the red cross in washington, d.c., yesterday. >> this is a tough time for a lot of people. millions of folks all across the eastern seaboard. but america is tougher. and we're tougher because we pull together, we leave nobody behind, we mak
with everyone and with the elected officials that are dealing with this response, with the emergency responders. i think that one of the things that people will do is look to see how individuals do respond to it. you know, there's so much you can do in a proactive stance, but that reactive stance is also what is going to be a determination and people want a level of preparedness and meeting expectations. >> let me ask you about some of the things going on on the campaign trail, and there's a controversy about mitt romney telling voters that jeep is going to move production to china. according to the company that's entirely false. is he lying about that? >> oh, well, i don't know. i haven't talked with with the campaign staff about that. i will say this. for workers in the auto industry, across the board, whether it is gm, whether it's nissan, whether it's american motors, individuals are very concerned about the impact of regulation that the epa and osha and other federal agencies are heaping on our manufacturers. i hear this every day from my constituents who are incredibly concerned about thi
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